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the program being overhauled as a result of what happened because of sandy? >> okay. in reference to your first question, i don't think, you know, it's a day after the election. i don't, you know, what is going to happen with the dscc. first you'd have to ask people, including senator gillibrand, whether she'd want it, and i haven'ted talked to her about it yet. we talked about elections and congratulations, and she did a great job in the senate in the first six years, first two years and will do a great job in the next six years. she's a great partner to have, and i'm glad she won an overwhelming victory and proud of the victory that she won. in terms of flood insurance, obviously, you know, we have huge damage in new york. it is incredible. um, i flew by helicopter the first day with the mayor and a little later, next day with the governor. and you saw how broad the damage was, you know, it wasn't just one community or two communities, but just spread out all over a huge area, huge metropolitan area. and then for the four days after that or five or six spent time on the ground, and you
repeat the question. go ahead. >> [inaudible] >> the impact of hurricane sandy on the election; great question. >> well, our polling showed that there was an impact -- our final poll showed obama with 57% and romney with 47%. we had a dead tie a week earlier. so, the only intervening event at that time was sandy come and obama about 70% approval for his handling of the situation. a plurality of romney supporters also approved. i think in the end it was modest. i don't think it really ticked one way or the other. i think obama had been edging a little bit ahead even prior to the hurricane. i think the last two debates obviously not as important as the first. it never is. but, you know obama had not only stemmed the momentum following the first debate, but also i think had developed slightly a little bit of his own. i think in the end it probably helped him. certainly the atmospherics and the symbols of chris christi embracing him on a well-known republican helped him i think was on the margin pretty much. might have felt in the popular vote of northeast. we did see a big swing for obam
play ad big role in this election. shortening the convention in tampa and then sandy at the end probably did have an impact. i don't know that, it is easy to measure that impact but paul and i talked about, among the voters who decided at the last minute, voters who decided in the last seven days, barack obama actually won a majority, which was a huge surprise to political scientists around the country who will tell you where you have incumbent and challenger, the challenger picks up the majority of last-minnesotaers and so-called undecided voters because they're not happy with the status quo but they wait until the end to decide. in this case they actually broke for the incumbent. sandy probably had something to do with that. but look, i think, it's a matter of policy. it's a matter of outreach and having right people speaking for the republican party. finally it is a matter of tone. i think again making people feel that this is not just an inclusive party. forget the party. these policies are inclusive. the way to grow this economy and create more jobs an opportunity for every
they will never know that right. when we filed the case, christine sandy, the lead plaintiffs in that case, they were just entering high school. they're going to graduate in june. their moms still are not married, so we have to tell this human story. as often as possible because that is what america cares about. and we have to be smart and strategic about how we get these victories and how we get them as fast as we can. but always remembering why we fight. i can't be more eloquent than you just were. >> you are talked about the coalition before the work that was done in this election. how do you see our role as lgbt people in working on other issues and where do you see that play out? those benefits that don't always get that. >> you are absolutely right or good something that patrick was talking about there. it's very important and if you look at the fiscal cliff we are all talking about, sequestration and you look at, if we don't come to a sensible resolution here, all people including lgbt people, right, it's often silly when we have these discussions. lgbt people aren't part of the com
hurricane sandy or as the federal government provides critical assistance to people, communities devastated by tornadoes or drought or wildfires. just as congress stood by the families of those killed in the attacks of september 11, 2001, we take care of our own. we always will. so, madam president, as i said, at some appropriate time i will call up the amendment. in the meantime i ask my full statement and the letter i referred to be made part of the record. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. leahy: and, madam president, i ask unanimous consent patricia kluff be granted privileges of the floor during consideration of treaty document 112-7 and s. 3254. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. leahy: madam president, i ask unanimous consent dave yurick a defense fellow in senator blumenthal's office be granted floor privileges for the remainder of the debate on the national information act for fy 2013. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. leahy: and, madam president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the cle
.8%. if you adjust a little bit for new york and new jersey having a really low turnout because of sandy, turnout in those states was 55.3. what i'd like, what i don't want to talk about is demographic substitutes. we are by the only people in the world who do not use exit polls were judging the turnout for subgroups. i am silent on that until six or eight months from now when the census bureau comes out with its current population survey and that's 90,000 people, much better and more reliable. when people say, you know, turnout went up between 18 and 19% of african-americans, that's too small a major to make that claim. we know that african-americans turned out in substantial numbers, and we know young people did not fall, have the same drop off as commenting, people predicted, including me. but i don't want to quantify. what i want to do is talk about something that is slightly different. our turnout increased beginning in 2000 through 2008. increased in very small amounts in 2000, 2002 because since 1996 and 98 were historically low turnouts. increased substantially in 2004, for a mid
insurance. by people who don't generally don't have flood insurance. the problem is, sandy flouted lots of areas that were not on those floodplains maps. i talked to a guy industry has been living in the same neighborhood for 40 years, never had a drop of water in his house, and never bought flood insurance. so he is going to be in rough shape trying to rebuild his basement. places like hoboken across the hudson river in new jersey, flood insurance, people have flood insurance but it doesn't cover finished basement but if you're living in an urban area where people have basement apartments that they rent out, rely on income, they have finished basement, talking not necessarily basement that all the way down the garden apartments, that sort of thing, that's only covered up to $5000. people are potentially out a lot of money even if they have maximum coverage. >> here's the gentlemen you just referred to in brooklyn. repairs and appliances will likely cost him between 20 and $30,000. fema will tell him it will be $4400 as part of an individual assistance program. let's take a look at the
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